Nog Prize #1
In which I start the tradition of heralding people smarter than I am -- this time for catching something about Fredegund's entry!
Nog Prizes 3-5
In which I am corrected on Athena's shield, Irish mythology, and the identity of Tomyris's foe!
Nog Prize #6: Cyrus and Croesus were not bros
A reader brought to my attention that Cyrus the Great actually set Croesus on fire, so yeah - depicting them as best buds was probably somewhat inaccurate.
The Chinese Sex Workers Who Helped Topple a Dynasty
The founders and members of the Chinese Women's Espionage Training Institute? Shanghai sex workers.
Clarifying the language on Two Sprits: round two!
Ever been curious as to the upbringing of Two Spirits in Native American cultures? You should probably read this.
This revolutionary martyred herself to help rid China of the Qing dynasty.
One half of the odd couple of Crimean nursing - the jolly black businesswoman who swore by folk remedies, in stark contrast to Florence Nightingale's by-the-book Victorian approach to medicine.
Jeanne de Clisson
When her husband was unjustly executed, this French noblewoman-turned-pirate became the terror of France.
Brilliant undercover spy who posed as a slave to spy on - and attempt to burn down - the Confederate…
Tossed off the expectations of Victorian society to become an expert mountaineer and archaeologist, traveled the Middle East by herself…